Nine Indian American students named Intel finalists

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 14 February 2011, 20:21 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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California: Nine Indian American high school students are named finalists nationwide in the Intel Science Talent Search competition. The competition is considered as the most prestigious science and math competition of the country.

While three of the Indian American students are from Northern California, another two are from The Harker School in San Jose. The names of the students from The Harker School are Rohan Mahajan, 17, of Cupertino, and Nikhil Parthasarathy, 17, of Mountain View.

Amol Aggarwal, 17, of Saratoga, a student at Saratoga High School, is the other Indian American finalist among 11 finalists named in California. All the finalists are going to compete for a total of $630,000 from March 10 to 15. $100,000 will be awarded to the top winner by Intel Foundation.

Texas was the only state with more than one Indian American finalist. The two students from Texas are Sunil Kochikar Pai, 17, of Houston's Kinkaid School and Rounok Joardar, 16, of Plano West Senior High School, Plano.

The other four India American finalists are - Shubhro Saha, 17, of Avon, Conn., a student at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Shubhangi Arora, 17, of Novi High School, Novi, Mich, Prithwis Kumar Mukhopadhyay, 17, Woodbury High School, Woodbury, Minn and Alydaar Rangwala, 17, Loudonville, N.Y., a student at The Albany Academies in Albany.

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